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Blab droids — self-learning social cloud robots

Alex Reben | TEDxBeaconStreet

Humans are social creatures, and throughout history knowledge has been both disseminated and absorbed in a social manner, through not only written artifacts but also by oral tradition. Self-learning social cloud robots have the potential to not only be humanity’s natural social window into digital knowledge, but they also afford an opportunity to collect and catalog new human knowledge in a novel way. Imagine how much uncataloged human knowledge could be saved through a natural human-centered interface which one would have feelings for like a pet: everything you teach your robot would be known by every other robot in the cloud.

Alexander Reben studied human-robot symbiosis at MIT and is an engineer and artist exploring how technology can augment humanity through technology.